These stories from last week on why Trump must be held accountable
+ The Republican Accountability Project: Between Nov. 3, 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021 Trump tweeted “fight” 26 times in relation to the election results and referenced his DC “Stop the Steal” rally 32 times – we counted. In comparison, he tweeted “peacefully” exactly 0 times. Trump told America what he wanted.
+ Politico: Justice Dept. backs House over Jan. 6 subpoena to Meadows – Prosecutors declined to charge Trump’s former chief of staff with contempt, but in a landmark filing the DOJ says the House has a better legal argument on executive privilege.
+ Rolling Stone: Exclusive: Trump’s Lawyers Think Mark Meadows Is Going Down – The Jan. 6 Committee is probing the former chief of staff’s finances, Rolling Stone has learned, adding to a long list of legal headaches
+ Reuters: The prosecutor for Georgia’s Fulton County has warned high-profile Republicans in that state they could be indicted for their role in efforts by ex-President Donald Trump and his supporters to overturn the result of the 2020 election, Yahoo News reported on Friday.
+ NBC News: Former White House attorney Ty Cobb: ‘Big Lie has been good only for Trump’ – The adviser who helped lead Trump’s response to the Mueller report now says the former president is a “disaster” for the GOP.
+ CNN: John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, admits to helping plan coups in other countries while debating CNN’s @jaketapper
+ MSNBC: Why John Bolton’s bragging about planning coups is so revealing – Bolton’s confession to alleged involvement in an attempt to topple Venezuela’s government reveals a broader disinterest in democracy. [see this shocking video!]
+ New York Magazine: Donald Trump on 2024: ‘I’ve Already Made That Decision’ – The only question left in the former president’s mind is when he’ll announce. [Ed. note: This guy lost the popular vote twice, 2016 and 2020, and has less Republican support now than ever. If he runs, he will lose again.]
+ The Washington Post: Donald Trump looks to fall launch for 2024, potentially upending midterms – Some Republicans fear a Trump announcement he will run in 2024 will undercut them at a time when they have a strong chance of retaking the House and Senate. [Ed. note: Unless state legislatures cheat to rig the vote for him.] If he won the 2020 election as he continues to say he did, how would he able to run a third time? Wouldn’t that be admitting he did lose and isn’t the real winner?
+ MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show: [Gym] Jordan among the GOP reps who attended key Team Trump meeting
+ MSNBC’s Morning Joe: New conservative-led report debunks every single Trump claim of election fraud – A new conservative report shows that there is “absolutely no evidence of widespread fraud” in the 2020 election, and debunks “each and every” one of former President Donald Trump’s false claims. The authors of the report, conservative lawyers and judges, are urging the GOP to “cease obsessing over the results of the 2020 election,” and hoping their work helps re-instill trust in our institutions. Former federal judge Thomas Griffith and Republican elections lawyer Ben Ginsberg join Morning Joe to discuss their report, “Lost, Not Stolen: The Conservative Case That Trump Lost And Biden Won the 2020 President Election.”
+ The New York Times via DNYUZ: A Trump Backer’s Downfall as the Target of a Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theory
+ The Guardian (UK): Secret Service’s January 6 text messages story has shifted several times, panel is told – Explanation for how the messages from 5 and 6 January 2021 were deleted has gone from software upgrades to device replacements [Ed. note: What are the hiding to protect Trump?]
+ MSNBC’s Barbara McQuade: The case for charging Trump with manslaughter – During the next Jan. 6 committee hearing I will be listening for evidence of a crime that has gone largely undiscussed.